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  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,116

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

great story bad sound balance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-19

A good noir story in world with one remarkable quirk. The most important moment in the story the volume drops to near nothing them followed by much loud yelling, just brace yourself if in headphones.
Other than that nitpick it's a great.

  • The VIP Doubles Down

  • Wager of Hearts, Book 3
  • By: Nancy Herkness
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

Gavin Miller, the billionaire author of a best-selling thriller series, struggles with a grim secret: he hasn't written a word in more than a year. Writer's block is killing his spirit and jeopardizing his contracts with his publisher and his Hollywood producers. Prodded by his agent, Gavin reluctantly agrees to see Allie Nichols, a sassy physical therapist tasked with treating the novelist's severe neck and shoulder pain - and maybe his writer's block, too.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No story, just sex

  • By The Book Runner on 05-14-17

abusive, manipulative jerk

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Loved the first two in this series, but Gavin Miller deserves a restraining order not the love of a good woman. This is not hot alpha action, this is gaslighting, abuse and manipulation. This broken man needs therapy, a couple of magical days are not going to cure his dysfunction. not hot just sad and not love codependence at best. ick ick ick.
Try the first 2 they were great, this one is just gross.

  • Loup Garou

  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: Rachel Vivette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

Lindsay Willows craves a simple life. One where she can make a difference without drawing too much attention to herself. As the daughter of both a vampire and a fay, the cards were already stacked against her. Finding out she's the supposed mate of a dark fay prince doesn't help matters. Especially when there are those who will stop at nothing to prevent her from mating with a prince she's never even met. When Exavier Kedmen, the incredibly sexy front man for a world-famous band, shows up wanting her to go back to a field she left three years ago, she can't explain the strong feelings that surface for a man she barely knows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshingly Different Paranormal Romance

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 10-05-13

Couldn't finish this tripe

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Just so bad, the perspective, the premise, the characters, kind of everything. Wish I'd started listening to it in 30 days so I could return it. Couldn't finish it, so I recommend you don't start it, bleh.

  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,311

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please make more of these! These are excellent!

  • By Brian on 04-28-17

Not worth it.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-18

Good acting but with so little to work with, bleh. The last 5 minutes had an interesting plot twist but not worth the slog unless cleaning your kitchen the I was.

  • Menu Excerpts from Our Favorite Newark Restaurants

  • By: Various
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, Nick Podehl, Eric Michael Summerer, and others
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 777

You said you'd listen to your favorite narrators read anything: Well, this ambrosial new audiobook brings together an acclaimed cast of narrators to read aloud the menus of some of our favorite local restaurants here at Audible headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, as only they know how. You haven't truly lived, or dined, until you've heard Cassandra Campbell capture the emotional nuances of Newark's best Indian-inflected burgers or let Nick Podehl extol the virtues of the pear arugula salad and then seductively steer you toward a plate of creamy mushroom linguini.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute idea! Thanks, Audible!

  • By Wayne on 04-01-18

Okay, yeah I COULD listen to them read anything

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-18

I hope the readers enjoyed this as much as I did as a listener. Also I weirdly want to go to Newark for lunch with audible staff, they have great taste in restaurants. Good choice to not go with the cliché phonebook, this put much more meat on the bone for the readers to work with. I chewed my way through this one in one sitting would have come back for more.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

  • By: Pamela Bedore, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Pamela Bedore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672

Can literature change our real world society? At its foundation, utopian and dystopian fiction asks a few seemingly simple questions aimed at doing just that. Who are we as a society? Who do we want to be? Who are we afraid we might become? When these questions are framed in the speculative versions of Heaven and Hell on earth, you won't find easy answers, but you will find tremendously insightful and often entertaining perspectives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very enjoyable and educational audiobook

  • By N. H. on 04-06-17

one of the best courses, very timely

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-17

She covers the historical, the current, the implications, how these story types break down and where they hold up. Very interesting and good recommendations if haven't read everything she talks about. Super Euro/western centric, so if you want to hear about these fiction types from any other perspectives in the world, you won't get it here.

  • The Winter Over

  • By: Matthew Iden
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,093

Each winter the crew at the Shackleton South Pole Research Facility faces nine months of isolation, round-the-clock darkness, and one of the most extreme climates on the planet. For thirty-something mechanical engineer Cass Jennings, Antarctica offers an opportunity to finally escape the guilt of her troubled past and to rebuild her life. But the death of a colleague triggers a series of mysterious incidents that push Cass and the rest of the forty-four-person crew to the limits of their sanity and endurance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A psychological thriller

  • By Brian on 02-08-17

great until that last hour

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-17

Starts out with great subtle suspense and building to what looks to be an interesting conclusion and then the last hour felt ham handed and like some external pressure forced the author to wrap it up. The end tied up all the hanging threads with a little classic bad guy monologue-ing and let's ratchet up the pressure by switching to action sequences. The foreshadowing of events to come is subtle and starts nearly on page one, but when the big clues are dropped make lots of things obvious all at once. I wish the reveal were a little less abrupt.
Lots of perspective characters and well read by reader, usually eau to tell who is who.

  • One Wild Bird at a Time

  • Portraits of Individual Lives
  • By: Bernd Heinrich
  • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 394

In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds. Heinrich's observations lead to fascinating questions - and sometimes startling discoveries. A great crested flycatcher bringing food to the young acts surreptitiously and is attacked by the mate. Why? A pair of northern flickers hammering their nest-hole into the side of Heinrich's cabin delivers the opportunity to observe the feeding competition between siblings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Adventure In Nature

  • By Sara on 12-21-16

worth it for the bird calls

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-17

This book is entirely charming, the audio version is especially good because the reader makes the extra effort to try to imitate the bird calls. As an occasional birder this is great as Peterson'$ guides have the calls written out it's nice to have a aural hint too. An original naturalist narrative.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hell on Wheels

  • Black Knights Inc., Book 1
  • By: Julie Ann Walker
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

Ex-Marine Nate "Ghost" Weller is an expert at keeping his cool - and his distance - which makes him one hell of a sniper. It's also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has always revved his engine, but she's his best friend's baby sister ... and totally off limits. Ali's never seen anything sexier than Nate Weller straddling his custom Harley - or the flash of danger in his eyes when she tells him she's in trouble. First, something happened to her brother, and now she's become the target of a nasty organization.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Narrator-Good Story.

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-05-12

Batman is that you?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-17

The reader's only option for male voices appears to be Batman with varying levels of gravely roughness. This makes an otherwise good book nearly a joke. If I hadn't gotten this at a discount for owning the kindle version I would have requested a refund. Don't waste the credit, get the kindle version and enjoy that instead. never this reader again.

  • Under New Management

  • How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual
  • By: David Burkus
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

A provocative work that challenges the traditional and widely accepted principles of business management - and proves that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don't work. Do open floor plans really work? Are there companies that put their employees' welfare first, and their clients second? Are annual performance reviews necessary? Dr. David Burkus is a highly regarded and increasingly influential business school professor who challenges many of the established principles of business management.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • information age work assembly line management

  • By A. Davis on 04-15-16

improve the output of you thinking work

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-16

A great collection of possible tweaks to improve management practices optimised for thinking work to improve the modern knowledge work environment.